“But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go. And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”
God told Moses in Exodus 3:14 His name is “I AM.”
I LOVE this name. God is the great I AM. He is – everything. He is eternal. He is past, present and future. As I’m reading about the call God placed on Moses, I can’t help but put myself in Moses’ shoes.
What would I do if God asked me to lead His people to the land of milk and honey? I’m certain we would all feel a bit inadequate as Moses did. I feel inadequate even thinking what it would be like.
God is HUGE.
He is so massive and impressive. He not only released His children from bondage and slavery – He blessed them abundantly along the way. If you were in slavery for decades, would you not feel ecstatic that you were released? I’m sure that I wouldn’t even think of riches. But that’s not how God thinks.
God thinks BIG because He is BIG.
Let’s stop putting limitations on the One who has no limits. Let’s stop boxing Him in by our narrow thinking. He wants our hearts. He wants our obedience. He wants us to seek Him. As we do these things, He will give us the desires of our hearts. And we will learn as we walk with Him that the desires of our hearts subtly shift from being earthly desires to heavenly desires.
You may not even see the shift occurring at first. One day you’ll realize your prayers have changed. One day you’ll realize your heart has changed. You no longer come to God with a list of requests. You come to Him because you want to be near to Him. You want to praise Him.
You want to worship Him.
God wants to do all the work for us as we simply seek Him. His mighty hand will lay out the path for us as He did for the Israelites. He will take care of the enemy attacks against us – as He did for the Israelites.
He will even make the enemy bless us – as He did for the Israelites. Like I said, His thoughts are not our thoughts. And for this, I am so grateful.
Get before God with a repentive heart. Share your hurts with Him. Share your praise and your worship. Be still and let Him tell you great things that you do not know. He is there and He is waiting. Invite Him in right now.
Stay in the Love and Light always,